Nearby Universities and Colleges

Looking for Old City, Philadelphia apartments close to universities? The Waterfront I apartments have a significant history that coincides with the vibrancy of the historic neighborhood. As a prominent landmark, this 18th-century building was once the center of colonial Philadelphia and home to statesmen, bankers, merchants, residences, shops, and warehouses through the years.

Universities Near Waterfront I

Waterfront I residents considering starting or continuing their education have the benefit of a number of nearby universities that cater to students of varying interests, skills and needs. The city is home to many large colleges and universities that provide well-rounded approaches to learning, and many that offer dozens of different majors and degree programs. But there are also a host of smaller schools with specialized focuses, a perfect fit for adult students who already have a defined career path in mind.

Those with a passion for the arts can consider the University of the Arts. One of the oldest arts schools in the nation, UArts features courses in art, media, design, and the performing arts. UArts’ central location along the Avenue of the Arts is a short walk or public-transit ride from Waterfront I, and puts students right in the middle of the region’s most bustling arts district.

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College is another of the nearby universities with a specific focus. Students study culinary arts, restaurant management, and hospitality and can pursue associate’s or bachelor’s degrees. The school allows learners to see their lessons in action, as students work in the school’s on-site restaurant and are able to take advantage of extensive travel opportunities.

Those who are more science-minded may want to consider the University of the Sciences, one of the leading nearby universities focusing on the sciences. The school offers a range of programs in the health sciences, with an emphasis on pharmacy, for those pursuing everything from bachelor’s through doctorate degrees.

The diversity of the nearby universities means that Waterfront I residents are able to get on the path to success no matter their career goals. If you’d like to learn more about our Philadelphia rental community, or to schedule a tour, contact us today!

college student reading books in the university library

Contact Waterfront I in Old City Philadelphia

Let us introduce you to luxury living at our Old City, Philadelphia apartments along the Delaware River Waterfront. The Old City neighborhood is a fun and upbeat place to explore and call home. Inside each of our pet-friendly apartments you’ll find contemporary amenities like open floor plans, ample closet space, and wood flooring. At Waterfront I we believe in building a strong sense of community among our residents and within our city. 

Ask our leasing agents about the many community features, amenities, and incentives available, including a complimentary membership to MetroFit fitness center and our preferred employer program, offering reduced security deposits and waived application fees for employees of recognized companies. 

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33 S. Letitia Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Leasing Office Phone:

(215) 351-1535


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